The shortest time to get braces is 12 to 24 months. However, the exact amount of time needed for orthodontic treatment can vary depending on the patient and their dental needs. On average, it takes about 24 months to complete orthodontic treatment, but some patients may require less than 12 months or up to 3 years of treatment. Factors that influence the amount of time needed for orthodontic treatment include age, complexity of the case, compliance, and type of orthodontic appliances used.
For basic problems such as crooked teeth or spacing issues, the minimum time to wear braces can be as little as several months. Other treatments such as Acceledent and Vpro can reduce treatment time by using cyclical force and soft pulse technology to move teeth. Six Month Smiles in Framingham is another option that can reduce treatment time from four to nine months. Propel also helps teeth move faster to the desired position, significantly reducing treatment times.
It is important to follow the orthodontist's instructions in order to ensure that treatment time is not extended. The orthodontist will be able to provide more information about the expected length of treatment for a specific case.